CRIME
02/08/2013 11:14 am ET Updated Feb 08, 2013

Katheryn L. Carmean, Teacher's Assistant, Had Sex With 14-Year-Old Boy '40 Times': Cops

A 35-year-old paraeducator is accused of repeatedly raping a 14-year-old boy during a 10-month period who was friends with her son.

Katheryn L. Carmean, 35, was arrested in Seaford, Del. on Wednesday and charged with ten counts of third-degree rape, continuous sexual abuse of a child and endangering the welfare of a child, according to a press release from the Delaware State Police.

Delaware Online reports that Carmean was arrested at Seaford Middle School where she works as a paraeducator who assists children with disabilities. She has been suspended from her position.

Carmean allegedly admitted to police that the two had sex about “40 times” from November 2011 to August 2012, according to Delaware Online.

Delaware State Police learned of the allegations after the boy told a family member about the relationship and she alerted authorities. The boy was a friend of Carmean's son, according to the release.

The alleged victim told police he would "periodically" sleep over at Carmean's house, the release said.

Carmean is being held on a $57,000 secured bond.

Hat tip: Fark

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